Free To Be Musical

Author: Lee Higgins, president-elect, International Society for Music Education
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607094991
Size: 58.41 MB
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Free to Be Musical: Group Improvisation in Music is for those who lead musical experiences in the lives of children, youth, and adults. Offering a set of experiences to inspire creative musical expression, this book will prove useful for music education majors, practicing music teachers, community musicians, and music therapists alike.

Free Improvisation A Practical Guide

Author: Tom Hall
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483518388
Size: 17.92 MB
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Improvisation is a big part of our daily lives, essential to the things we love to do and the music we love to hear. Improvising together seems natural when we’re playing a game or having a conversation, yet improvising music together is often viewed as mysterious and forbidding. Free Improvisation: A Practical Guide provides a practical way for any group of people, no matter what their style of music or level of musicianship, to learn about improvising together. With over 100 improvisational exercises and invaluable instructional tips, this book is an essential tool for every musician, teacher, or music lover.

Musical Improv Comedy

Author: Michael Pollock
Publisher: Masteryear Pub
ISBN:
Size: 40.92 MB
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Clear, everyday language explains each element of an improvised song. Simple building blocks are combined with performance tips to raise a performer's musical improvisation to its highest level. The included CD, featuring cast members from ImprovOlympic West's hilarious Opening Night, The Improvised Musical, provides- examples- exercises- practice accompaniments

Into The Maelstrom Music Improvisation And The Dream Of Freedom

Author: David Toop
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441183701
Size: 15.47 MB
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In this first installment of acclaimed music writer David Toop's interdisciplinary and sweeping overview of free improvisation, Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970 introduces the philosophy and practice of improvisation (both musical and otherwise) within the historical context of the post-World War II era. Neither strictly chronological, or exclusively a history, Into the Maelstrom investigates a wide range of improvisational tendencies: from surrealist automatism to stream-of-consciousness in literature and vocalization; from the free music of Percy Grainger to the free improvising groups emerging out of the early 1960s (Group Ongaku, Nuova Consonanza, MEV, AMM, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble); and from free jazz to the strands of free improvisation that sought to distance itself from jazz. In exploring the diverse ways in which spontaneity became a core value in the early twentieth century as well as free improvisation's connection to both 1960s rock (The Beatles, Cream, Pink Floyd) and the era of post-Cagean indeterminacy in composition, Toop provides a definitive and all-encompassing exploration of free improvisation up to 1970, ending with the late 1960s international developments of free music from Roscoe Mitchell in Chicago, Peter Brötzmann in Berlin and Han Bennink and Misha Mengelberg in Amsterdam.

Musical Direction For Improv And Sketch Comedy

Author: Michael Pollock
Publisher: Masteryear Pub
ISBN:
Size: 18.93 MB
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This is the first guidebook for the musical director of a comedy troupe. Michael Pollock's keyboard techniques and professional tips provide a complete orientation to the world of music for improv and sketch comedy. Clear, friendly explanations and recorded examples introduce each musical principle and encourage individual creativity. The included CD stars performers from The Second City Los Angeles, with the author at the keys. Learn to underscore scenes, accompany all kinds of improv games, and musicalize an entire comedy revue.

Sync Or Swarm

Author: David Borgo
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826417299
Size: 40.52 MB
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Provides a study of musical improvisation, using theories from cultural and cognitive studies. The author presents a systemic view, with chapters funneling outward in scope from the perspective of a solo improviser to that of a group interacting in performance, to the long-term dynamics of an improvising group from formation to dissolution.

Improvisation And Music Education

Author: Ajay Heble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317569938
Size: 77.67 MB
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This book offers compelling new perspectives on the revolutionary potential of improvisation pedagogy. Bringing together contributions from leading musicians, scholars, and teachers from around the world, the volume articulates how improvisation can breathe new life into old curricula; how it can help teachers and students to communicate more effectively; how it can break down damaging ideological boundaries between classrooms and communities; and how it can help students become more thoughtful, engaged, and activist global citizens. In the last two decades, a growing number of music educators, music education researchers, musicologists, cultural theorists, creative practitioners, and ethnomusicologists have suggested that a greater emphasis on improvisation in music performance, history, and theory classes offers enormous potential for pedagogical enrichment. This book will help educators realize that potential by exploring improvisation along a variety of trajectories. Essays offer readers both theoretical explorations of improvisation and music education from a wide array of vantage points, and practical explanations of how the theory can be implemented in real situations in communities and classrooms. It will therefore be of interest to teachers and students in numerous modes of pedagogy and fields of study, as well as students and faculty in the academic fields of music education, jazz studies, ethnomusicology, musicology, cultural studies, and popular culture studies.